Rep. William Barrett

Former Representative from Pennsylvania’s 1st District, Democrat

Barrett, a Democrat, was the representative for Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district from 1949 to 1976.

He was previously the representative for Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district (1945-1946).


Our unique analysis of the bills Barrett sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1976. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Barrett is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Barrett sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Housing and Community Development (36%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Energy (12%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Labor and Employment (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) Social Welfare (7%) Taxation (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Barrett’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1945 to Apr 1976, Barrett missed 841 of 5,620 roll call votes, which is 15.0%. This is much worse than the median of 8.7% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Apr 1976. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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